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Dec 5, 2013 5:30am PST
. armed clashes broke out in the capital between former rebels controlling the city and militias. the u.n. is voting today on sending in international troops. and the king of thailand calls on the people to do their duty without directly referring to recent violent protests. those demonstrations are on hold today out of respect for the monarch's birthday. first to yemen, where six doctors, including a venezuelan and two from the philippines are among the victims killed in a suicide bombing and gun attack. the suicide bomber reportedly set off a car packed with explosives at the defense ministry, leaving close to 20 dead in all. dozens more were hurt in the blast that smashed through walls in a hospital inside the complex. for more, i'm joined by a journalist there. what more can you tell us about this attack there today? >> yes, the gunmen were wearing military uniforms, and the complex of the defense ministry before generating their bombs. after the explosions, the gunshots and clashes took place inside the complex and are still taking place right now. we can still hear gunfire from the
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 10:00am EST
. one of those options from the u.n. secretary general was for him to actually send a u.n. force, u.n. blue helmeted soldiers going. what i think is interesting is he said that if he had to provide the troops, he wanted 6,000 troops on the ground. he said that if the situation on the ground was not per missive, and it you seems from everything we're seeing today it's not, he'd need 9,000, so compare the figure that he thought he needed to do the job, 9,000 to what they are going to be authorizing. some are concerned that the u.n. security council is offering a half measure here. >> compromise is being made on what is a very complex situation in an unstable african country. >> a very complex situation, one that's detearor rated since that coup earlier in the year. in many ways, i think observers believe the u.n. security council has been diverted by other crisis by what's, going on in the congress go and also what's been going on in mali. there are two seats still empty -- no, it's starting now, the security council is starting its meeting. >> we may well return to you as that meeting
PBS
Dec 8, 2013 5:30pm PST
december 8, president praises the interim deal as u.n. inspectors visit a key site that has been offlimits for years. >>> we will look at how nelson mandela used sports to transform south africa. >>> and printing their own money. >> it's good for our country to keep manufacturing here. it is about shopping local. >> next on "pbs news hour weekend." >> "pbs news hour weekend" is made possible by -- corporate funding provided by mutual of america designing customized, individual and group retirement products. that's why we're your retirement company. additional support is provided by -- and by the corporation for public broadcasting and contributions to your public broadcast station from viewers like you. >>> good evening. i'm alex stewart. hari sreenivasan is off. >>> last month america's leading power took a deal with iran. now the fall between iran and the west appears to be continuing. today for the first time in years iran allowed international inspectors to visit a key nuclear site where a reactor to produce heavy water is under construction. heavy water can be used to make p
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 2:00pm EST
tells us why. and people flee the central african republic, as violence escalates and the u.n. steps in. >> we begin with nub unemployment numbers. 298,000 people filed for benefits last week. this is only the second time it has been below 300,000. the labor department is also reported an average of 200,000 new jobs every month, from august to october. the employment firm challenger gray and christmas says employers announced fewer layoffs but that still leaves an important decision ahead for congress. for lawmakers don't about soon, they could lose their unemployment in just 23 days. congressional correspondent joins us live now. tell us what congress is doing? well, democrats today held a hear led by house majority lead tore hear from americans who benefited from long term insurance. they wanted to get a sense of what their stories were. we heard from one woman from huntington west virginia, she was working in a hospice o when she lost her job last spring. it was the first time in her adult life that she was without work. she talks about how these benefits helps her out. >> i have bee
LINKTV
Dec 4, 2013 5:30am PST
continues to protest, highlighting deep divisions. childrent of syrian must be tackled, says the u.n.. its refugee agency details 1.1 million youngsters from syria living as refugees. resistance is growing in israel as the government plans to eject 40,000 bedouin arabs from their homes in the desert. we begin in egypt, where the country's interim president has received a final text of an amended constitution. every drafting of the 2012 document began after the overthrow of mohamed morsi, to read it of the islamist influence of the muslim brotherhood. but the text is controversial because it consolidates wide ranging hour for the military. a referendum must now be held. at a time pro-morsi protesters have returned to tire rear square in significant numbers -- have returned to tahrir where. >> teargas & rent returned to the street in cairo as police pull out all the stops to clear square protest. first time supporters of president mohammed morsi gathered in large numbers for over a year. protest -- toe to continue to denounce what they call military role. justice fornding the martyrs of janu
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00pm EST
of state, and former ambassador to the u.n.. dr. albright. [applause] sandy burger, former national security adviser to president clinton. sandy. [applause] leon feater, former national security adviser to vice president gore. [applause] nancy sotoburg former deputy national adviser to president clinton. [applause] and general wesley clark, former supreme allieded commander europe and director of strategic plans and policies for the joint chiefs of staff, general clark. [applause] i'd also like to recognize terry gardener, the director of the library. terry, thank you. [applause] joseph, the director of the cia information management services. [applause] skip rutherford, the dean of the public school of service. [applause] bruce lipped see, chairman of the board of the clinton foundation. [applause] former secretary of transportation rodney slater. [applause] and governor jim guy tucker. [applause] it is now my pleasure to introduce this. he was the deputy director intelligence of the cia. he was chairman of the national intelligence com and served as a assistant director of central
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 5:00am EST
people have been killed. gun battles in the central african republic as the u.n. talks about reinforcing foreign troops there. >> now claims the u.s. spy agency is collecting 5 billion phone records every day to pinpoint and check people worldwide. >>> and not just a pest - how this creepy crawley is helping to design the robots of tomorrow. >> . >>> beginning the newshour. 20 are dead after an aattack in sanaa. gunmen are believed to have infiltrated the building through the eastern wing. building. the situation is now under control. there are reports of sporadic gunfire and explosions. >> we spoke to the editor in chief of the ""yemen post." >> it has not been safe in the capital. this was expected. the regime warned that they could escalate. what is behind the attack is unknown. i would not be surprised if al qaeda is not linked to the attack. or that we don't see more of al qaeda's links because it seems more unorganised than an organised attack. there are casualties between injured and killed. the government is downplaying the incident, saying that they have everything under contro
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 1:00pm EST
of the french over there by the end of the year. but i think what is worth bearing in mind, the u.n. secretary general when he was asked to come up with options, one of his optioning was to send a full blue elemented force, and he said that if the conditions were dangerous on the ground and it is clear from the report, it is extremely dangerous right now, he'd need 9,000 troops on the ground. now that's double what they have agreed to do with today's resolution, appoint, i put the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. have you enough troops for the job. >> we are in this resolution, walking and chews gum at the same time. we are both strengthening the mandate and working through the funding -- on the ground. but they are not yet up to full speed. we need to address that immediately, we are going to need to increase that by mid december. >> they have asked the secretary to continue planning. they say possibly that could be deployed in the future, lauren. the similar chaos that was? at the moment. >> reporting from -- it's much worse around the rest of the country. and what we unction for the moment is th
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 3:00am EST
are under fire themselves. a u.n. security council prepares to discuss a mandate of african union and french troops operating. if the resolution is adopted the forces will be providing support and supplies. more from the capital. >> we have heard gun fire and mortar rounds as well. all over this city. pretty close to where we are in this hotel now. the city is deserted. people are staying inside the homes. probably the worst fighting bungi has seen since sellicka rebels came into the capital taking control of the country in march in year. we understand - this is from the french military, that the people behind the attack, known as anti-ballica. they are a christian militia who started off as a protection force. now, we don't know whether they have actually grown in size, whether they do have a lot of heavy weaponry at the moment. the african forces which are here and present in bongi have been deployed to different parts of the city. their role is to protect the airport and french citizens. it comes as we wait for a u.n. security council to vote on a second resolution to tend in not only mor
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 3:00am EST
colleagues up in bossangoa that african forces rescued thousands of displaced people and helping the u.n. they are under the protection of african forces there. they are running out of supplies. they need reinforcements desperately, and need the french to head up to those parts of the country to protect people. >> live for us in bangui. jackie row land live in paris. >> the car merritting a lot of discussion but not the only discussion in paris. it's continent wide, isn't it, this discussion. >> it is, and the way that francis hollande sums up the equation in his opening remarks on friday with security and development, he sees the two as being inextricably linked and the economic development of the continent being vital for improving the security situation. he read out of list of countries gripped by terrorism, and mentioned mali, libya, since the revolution, kenya, where there was the attack on the shopping mall and somali where there's ongoing violence. what francis hollande was aiming for as a new partnership whereby africa would be responsible for its security with help, support and
LINKTV
Dec 6, 2013 5:00am PST
in africa. news of mandela's death quickly spread around the world. delegates to the u.n. security council adjourned their meeting and observed a moment of silence. >> many around the world were greatly influenced by his selfless struggle for human dignity, equality and freedom. >> reporter: political leaders came, one after another, to speak about what mandela meant to the world. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. >> translator: he achieved a major success in building the nation, his policies centering on national reconciliation. >> reporter: the mourning and tributes for mandela will go on for days to come, then south africans will hold a state tune follow for the man many called madiba and many considered a hero. chie yamagishi, nhk world. >>> hero, statesman, freedom writer. mandela was many things to many people. two japanese women who spent a lot of time with him told nhk world world's mitsuko nishikama. >> reporter: naoko at kansai university spent four years working at the african
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 5:00am EST
route taken by the u.s. and n.a.t.o., protesting against the drone atakes in the tribal regions which killed dozens of civilians. >> the security deal with the united states is in jeopardy if hamid karzai doesn't sign. that's the message. an n.a.t.o. summit is being attended in brussels. paul brennan is there for us. why can't n.a.t.o. wait for a signature until after the april elections as hamid karzai wants? >> basically because n.a.t.o. says it would be too late to do that. they need a degree of certainty. they are pressing on hamid karzai to sign the agreement because he has agreed to it in principal with talks with secretary of state john kerry. there are budgetary cycles, planning cycles. you can't switch on and off military trainers. they need a degree of certainty for this to happen. if we don't get the signature on that the zero option will have to be on the table and that is an option where the troops will have to be pulled out. it's an option at this point, nout one they are afraid of threatening, if hamid karzai does not sign the agreement. john kerry described it as needi
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 5:00am EST
, in the central african republic, it has led the calls for the u.n. to send in peacekeepers. a muslim leader set himself as leader. they have been accused of committing atrocities against christians. there are reports that christians set up their own groups, but are accused of attacking civilians. desperate civilians were camped at the airport in bangui. >> soldiers are protecting the runway here. the french have a strong u.n. mandate to protect civilians in this country. the airport is completely entry. there are no civilian planes, only military. there's a humanitarian crisis developing. thousands of people have come to the airport because they have nowhere else to go. seleka and anti-balaka are targetting people in their homes. this is the only place they feel safe. >> translation: everyone you see here is a christian. we have no protection. the muslims have sell eka to look after them. we are all central africans, but there is no one to look after us. >> translation: there's nothing to drink or eat. we don't have money to buy anything. >> there are some international charities that are helpi
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 3:00am EST
are mourning. nelson mandela died this week at 95. u. u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon will be among the world leaders on tuesday. >> i'm joined from soweto. it's become a symbol of the antiapartheid struggle. haru mutasa, it's a day of reflection and prayer. tell us more about how south africans will spend their sunday. >> take a look at this. it's packed. people from all walks of life, and races coming to remember the priest is speaking. try to learn from mandela, try and do good things. other people are in synagogues. people will go to parks, sit with family and friends and discuss what they remember about nelson mandela. let's tell the world what he loves and what we can learn. >> and remembering him, of course we realise he's in state, but to be there will not be possible because the place will be taken by diplomats and politicians. what is the government putting in place for the people. >> they are putting in big screens so people can watch and see what is going on. it's okay in theory. a lot of people want to know what is possible. a lot of people want to be close to the villa
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 2:00pm EST
in increasingly contested skies. >>> a team of u.n. weapons inspectors arrive in iran today to tour a nuclear facility. it's the first time that a u.n. team is able to visit the site in more than two years. meanwhile, president obama has said that the pursuit of a long-standing deal with iran to monitor their nuclear weapons is as likely to fail as it is to succeed. he was speaking at a pro-israel forum in washington. iran has agreed to temporarily roll back the enrichment of uranium, which could be used to build a nuclear bomb but also to generate nuclear energy. iran calls their program peaceful. >> we have to not constantly assume that it's not possible for iran, like any country, to change over time. it may not be likely. you know, if you asked me what is the likelihood that we're able to arrive at the end state that i was just describing earlier, i wouldn't say that it's more than 50/50. we have to try. >> iran, the u.s. and five other world powers will meet in the coming days to discuss implementing a six-month agreement on iran's nuke prarm. rouhani said the deal has already benefitted
SFGTV
Dec 3, 2013 12:00am PST
outsource the dialiss service to place in the lag u.n. a honda a hospital. i was shocked earlier in the fall when the department of public health e-mailed to me a copy of the rsp to outsource dialysi s. it had never been discussed or voted on by the full health commission. indeed it had only been discussed at a health commission subcommittee and the joint conference committee which is com posed of several health commissioners and senior managers at sfgh i worked with some of the ucsf staff who staffed the renal center at supervisor cam pos's hearing was in front of the neighborhood services and safety committee and supervisor campos asked roland pick ens chief operating officer if it had been voted on by the health commission. it was never discussed at the full health commission, they never took a vote on it. most of the speakers during that october 17th hearing i should say all 40 of them opposed moving dialysis because of the burdens of the patients to face longer transportation times. places a huge burden on them. >> thank you mr. monnet. your 3 minutes has passed. >> tha
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 8:00pm EST
not improved their scors scores muc. the education second called it the picture stagnation. >> and how the u.n. is using drones to keep the peace. >> and you wouldn't believe how much the partridge in a pear tree costs now. >> a dramatic rescue caught on tape. this is the moment a nigerian ship was pulled from under water after spending three days trapped in a tug boat. he shows his hand as he reaches out to alert the rescue diver that he is okay. he managed to survive by breathing in air in an air bubble and the boat overturned while pulling an oil tanker ovef off the coast of nigeria. he is the only survivor of a 12 member crew. >> the united nations has now started using drones. the u.n. says peacekeepers are flying unmanned craft to monitor the activity between rawanda and u began a began beganuganda. james bay has more. >> it's a first taking to the skies the u.n. has fleets of white painted suv's and trucks and helicopters and planes and now the first united nations unmanned aerial ai aircraft more commonly known as a drone. unlike those of the use it's equipped with only a camera not ar
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am EST
phones are being tracked based on leaks from former n.s.a. contractors, and interviews with u.s. intelligence officials. >> the report said the n.s.a. can pin down the location of a cell phone and map out relationships from them. the spy agency say it does not target the whereabouts of phones in the u.s. the n.s.a. confirmed it gathers information about americans insidently. >> a scam was discovered by trust wave. militias viruses were sent to thousands of users. it tracked credential. users of facebook, yahoo twitter could be affected. 16,000 accounts were hacked that use 123456. >> anarchy in argentina, why police refuse to put a stop no wild looting in one city. >> american doctors on the front lines of a bird flu scare half a world away. >> they've come a long way since don't ask, don't tell. coming out created new problems. >> you are looking at dallas, were there may be rain together and possibly tonight. >>> good morning, welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm thomas drayton. looting in argentina, why the police did not step in to stop it. >> first a look at the weathe
PBS
Dec 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
call role here. it is, in fact, the sanctions regime that has supported internationally through u.n. security council resolutions, u.s. actions, both in the congress and through the executive branch by the president, by the european union and other nations that has brought iran to the table. because they are looking for sanctions relief. so i understand why the congress believes that more sanctions can only be better. i agree up to a point because that's what brought them to the table. but, in fact, sanctions were meant to change the strategic calculus of iran to come to that negotiating table. now we have to test that resolve to get to an agreement. and any more sanctions at this moment by the u.s. congress would undermine the agreement which calls for a pause by everybody in that regard. and, in fact, might give them an excuse to depart from the agreement that's been made. >> ifill: but in lifting or easing those sanctions, even for six months, even for a temporary period, don't you lose some leverage. isn't that the argument members of congress are making. >> they made that argum
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am EST
no military on the ground. what company, what battalion is that? we have u.n. units from different countries, serbs, muslims, they are all jabbering and we are monitoring some of it and we are hearing it from other people and that had to be kept straight and you had to know the commanders and the political level and the other nation's level so it was a huge intelligence load on them. the only suggestion i have after all that, i don't know if we are doing this any better, we are not very disciplined in the pentagon about collecting information from people who have gone out and we should be more disciplined. somebody should have chained me to the desk and said write down the name of everybody talked to, every personality, tell me the five most important things and give me strength and weaknesses. i do believe the chinese do this, the soviets did this, the israelis do this and for some reason, the state department does it but for some reason in the military we don't. we just want to know about weapons. >> we will take you on that. >> we just want to know about weapons so we don't get into the p
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 7:00pm EST
existing u.n. resolutions and previous violations by iran of its international obligations, that we don't recognize such a right, and if, by the way, negotiations break down, there will be no additional international recognition that's been obtained. so this deal goes away and we're back to where we were before the geneva agreement, subject -- and iran will continue to be subject to all the sanctions that we put in place in the past and we may seek additional ones. but i think what we have said is we can envision a comprehensive agreement that involves extraordinary constraints and verification mechanisms and intrusive inspections, but that permits iran to have a peaceful nuclear program. now, in terms of specifics, we know that they don't need to have an underground, fortified facility like fordor in order to have a peaceful nuclear program. they certainly don't need a heavy-water reactor at arak in order to have a peaceful nuclear program. -- iraq in order to have a peaceful nuclear program. they don't need some of the advanced centrifuges that they currently possess in order to have
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 1:00pm PST
that the u.n. commission of inquiry on syria's chemical weapons attack quote, points to the fact that evidence indicates responsibility at the highest level of government, including head of state. i know that the u.n. report did not say who was responsible. >> u.n. commissioner was talking about war crimes in general, specifically excluded the gas issue. because they had no information about it. they're not allowed, the u.n., presumably, to make a statement about who did what. they can say that there was a gas attack, but they don't want -- by commission, i guess, they're not allowed to say who did it. i don't know why. because i think there's a lot of evidence to be made available. there is sarin, it was used. the sarin that the syria army has has a different chemical component than the sarin that would be made by the front because the army is more sophisticated, has certain additives. certainly someone has looked at that. i don't know why they don't talk about the sarin they have and whether it shows it came from the army or did not. the other thing one could say is the preside
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 4:00pm EST
last march, today the u.n. security council approved the peace keeping force to end the violence, french president announced he would double the troops perhaps within hours. >> i have decided to react immediately. starting tonight, with the african forces and for the support of the european partners. >> there are conflicting numbers of the dead. in bagn where ohs are hoping that help comes soon. >> they are very much in control of the capitol now. and they are based just outside what is the main hospital here, where the injuries are -- and the dead are being brought. they have told us that more than 1,000 of the militia, that have carried out the attacks have been killed or run away. let's take a look inside the hospital, where you can see the injured people who are being treated. namely by doctors without boarders. now, we have seen people here who have gunshot injuries, rbg injuries and also machete injuries as well. now is situation in this city seems to be calming down, but the issue now, particularly for the international community is what to do about the escalating violence
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 7:00am EST
, they all say that iran should not have a nuclear weapon. and the u.n. it is the world coming together that is moving forward in this direction. and i think doing so in a wise manner, hopefully, they can change some of what has taken place in the region. but we have a long way to go and a lot of work to do. i don't want to give the impression that this is easy stuff. this is very tough stuff. i think secretary john kerry and president obama have been going at it in a slow but methodical manner, and we have to continue to grind it out. host: cnn reported on of the deals they set a particular point of contention is iran's assistance that the right under international agreement to enrich uranium the message to iran should be the should be that you are insisting on the right to enrich. you are. you do not do final negotiations and public. only knows that we have some preliminary to work on. what we did not want to happen mama and why this is important continue negotiating with iran or implemented nuclear programs and you could negotiate without this, but then there will be nothing to preve
CNN
Dec 5, 2013 9:00am PST
the vatican refused a u.n. panel information about the church's investigation into sexual abuse of children by the clergy. is there still some secrecy behind what it is that they're discovering? >> reporter: well, the vatican today did respond to a similar question. they said that this u.n. panel wants to go back to 1990 and wants the details of every single instance of abuse by a member of the clergy worldwide, and the church said that they can't be held responsible for every member of the church around the world. but their attitude is, they're looking forward, as far as this commission goes, not going back into the past to deal with this issue. >> hopefully some comfort to those who were victim to all of that. ben, thanks so much. ben wedeman in rome. >> certainly hope to get some answers to those looking for more answers from the church. >>> back here in the united states, chances are you're either dealing with extreme heat or really wondering what this winter's all about. >> it's crazy. >> cold, wet, hot. atlanta is like -- >> it's 70 here in atlanta, redig lutz. >> love it. >> have a l
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 10:00am PST
of inspection regimes and international sanctions and u.n. resolutions that were in place. we have been able to craft an international effort and verification mechanism around the iran nuclear program that is unprecedented and unique. that doesn't mean it's easy, and that's why we have to take it seriously. but i think one of the things that i have repeatedly said when people ask why should we try to negotiate with them, we can't trust them, we're being naive, what i try to describe to them is not the choice between this deal and the ideal, put the choice between this deal and other alternatives. if i had an option, if we could create an option in which iran eliminated every single nut and bolt of their nuclear program and foreswore the possibility of ever having a nuclear program and for that matter got rid of all its military capabilities, i would take it. but -- sorry, i want to make sure everybody understands, that particular option is not available, so as a consequence, what we have to do is make a decision given the options available, what's the best way to assure iran does not get a n
CNN
Dec 8, 2013 5:00am PST
four, u.n. inspectors expected to wrap up work at a key nuclear facility and then return to vienna. iran signed a major accord on the nuclear program with western powers last month. today's inspection is the first since that deal was struck. even though that was something outside that deal. >> a bi-product of the deal. >>> number five, south africans are celebrating nelson mandela during a national day of prayer. they've gathered in churches and mosques and synagogues all across the nation to pay tribute to south africa's first black president and icon of reconciliation and forgiveness. president obama and george bush, bill clinton and jimmy carter will attend tuesday's memorial service for mandela. naz johannesburg. church mass from the church of nativity in bethlehem. ♪ that mass will also happen, i think we have pictures of that. the death of nelson mandela has led many to reflect on really what it means to forgive. and what it means to be forgiven. and when mandela walked out of prison after 27 years, brutal years behind bars, he forgave his jailers. he let go of the pain and
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 9:00am PST
of state. that's not to mention if the 80 eminent people the ed of the eu or the u.n. logistically, very difficult. in terms of mandela, you know, what a man. i saw him many times. he had connections with gadhafi and castro. he really didn't care weather people were in favor in the western world or whether they were popular. he was very, very principled in the fact that if gadhafi, if the libyans or the cubans had given assistance to the anc in times of trouble, he felt loyal. he was very loyal to his friends. he would show the friendship back. what you are going to see is a mismatch of people. hemowho are celebrities, naomi campbell known for her temper and being a hot headed model sitting next to perhaps the head of iran. you know? there's a wonderful image when you can see about tomorrow. i think that is mandela as his p.a. said today, he's bringing people toothing in death as well as he did in life. >> we're looking at pictures of mandela dancing. he was somebody who celebrated life, as well, bringing so many people together. you just can't help but. >> i will and be inspired when yo
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 8:00pm EST
a strong u.n. mandate to protect civilians in this country. you can see that the airport is just completely empty. there's no civilian planes that are landing. there's a humanitarian crisis which is developing. thousands of people have come to the airport because they have nowhere else to go. seleka and anti-balaka are targetting people in their homes. this is the only place they feel safe. >> translation: everyone you see here is a christian. there are no muslims here, we have no application. the muslims have seleka to look after them. we are central africans but there's nobody to defend us. >> translation: we have nothing to drink, there's nothing to eat and we don't have money to buy anything. >> there are some international charities which are helping the people, but food and water are limited in the city. there are almost half a million people around the country who have lost their homes. >> the french sent a fighter plane that flew low over the city in a way to intimidate the seleka and anti-balaka fighters. the big question is when will these people be able to go home, will they want
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 12:00am EST
decade. it was very interesting because i think that one of the other things i did at the u.n. was try to make sure that sanctions stayed on iraq. that was, you had a cease fire translated into a series of captions, and those were very kind of ham handed sanctions, if i might say. the most, the toughest sanctions on any country at all, and what we were looking at through leon's help was to try to really get more surgical with the sanctions in -- on the form of yugoslavia. one of the problems that was there, because you put two things together, is that there was an arms embargo that was put on that only hurt the countries that had seceded from the seshes. the serbs had a huge standing military, and the reason we wanted to lift the embargo on arms was that the others were not getting any. there's two different aspects to this, but sanctions are a tool, and they do hurt, and the question is, how do you turn to what are known as smart sanctions to just the comprehensive ones? i think on the other questions, sandy, i mean, these documents -- >> all i have to say is that when you design a st
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 2:00am EST
with our u.n. and ngo partners who have a lot of skill addicts. doing programs that basically provide a decent wage in return for clearing debris away. this would be a huge challenge, an important challenge. unfortunately or fortunately, the philippines have a fair amount of experience in dealing with debris. it is a scale issue in this sense and will be an area of the media focus has been lookahead. you've raised some of the other associated concerns about disease with debris and for that reason, the fogginess a very important approach because there's standing water. the other issue of coors is there still pulling bodies out from underneath these mountains of debris and that will likely remain an ongoing effort as they work their way through the recovery. i'm trafficking, this has been an area of concern in the philippines for some time. in fact, the united states has put about $11 million into counter trafficking programming in the philippines. we work closely with them and called the philippines interagency council for counter trafficking. there is a need to remain very vigilant ab
NBC
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
. u.n. secretary general hailed nelson mandela as a giant and a man of inspiration. he said he is profoundly saddened by his passing. >> nelson mandela was a giant for justice and a human inspiration. many around the world were greatly influenced by his self-less struggle for freedom. he touched our lives in deeply personal ways. at the same time, no one did more in our time to advance the values and aspirations of the united nations. >> let's go to the live desk now. pat lawson muse with reaction from former president bill clinton. pat? >> yes, former president clinton says he's lost a true friend today. also, he says, quote, history will remember nelson mandela as a champion of dignity and f freedom. we will remember him as a man of grace and compassion for whom abandoning bitterness and embracing adversaries. back to you. >> thanks so much. we'll have continuing coverage, of course, and reaction of his death throughout the night and online at www.nbcwashington.com. we'll also have a full hour long special edition of "nightly news" following our broadcast. >>> now to other ne
Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
and interreligious crimes that can degenerate. the security council and i welcome the u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon who has given a mandate to re-establish order to protect the population and to insure stability that then lead to elections. >> more now on our top story. the death of nelson mandela. south africa's foreign minister. at mandela's insistence. he served in the first post apartheid government. >> that kept nelson mandela in jail, and he then served under mandela in south africa's first cabinet. it was his task to publicly defend the continued imprisonment of mandela and other political developments. privately he long lobbied for mandela's release. >> due to the effect that mandela ought to be released that we are making a bigger martyr of him every day that he stays in prison. and that is international acclaim. and it would be growing to an extent that we would not be able to hand it will any longer. unfortunately at that time it was. >> eight years later nelson mandela bake a free man. >> he spent 27 years in prison. and the day he was released he displayed the--he displayed the ac
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 1:00pm EST
detonated. belgrade was heavily bombed by the nazi german air force in 1941. >>> a u.n. report ranks sweden as the number one country in the world to grow old in. by 2050 older people will outnumber under 15s for the first time. in sweden it's feared there won't be enough health care workers and facilities to take care of them all. the government is looking at new ways to help people stay in their homes for as long as possible. linda newburg reports now from southern sweden. >> reporter: it's coach time at this nursing home in stockholm. most of the residents are over 80-year-old and have different degrees of dementia. she's 98, and her room is filled with photographs and momentos of her past. this facility tries to create a familiar atmosphere for its residents. it represents the government's models of what an elderly care facility should be. not all nursing homes in sweden look like that, but they could according to the head manager here. >> reporter: we don't have a special recipe pour philosophy. we emphasize human contact and care for every individual's personal needs. we're just doing
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 5:00am EST
, the president who has been speaking to the european commission president and the secretary general of the u.n., there is lots of international pressure here to try to stop further violence which was witnessed a week ago when the police heavy handedly moved in against the protesters causing injuries. there was an international outcry against that. that is right, that is the next crucial moment tuesday but i think the hope is some kind of compromise, some way through this can be found without further clashes between the protesters and the riot police. >> reporter: tim, thank you very much for getting us up to date and tim friend is from the capital kiev. you are watching the al jazeera news hour and still ahead severing family ties and kim jong-unhas been under the gun for drugs and gambling. and this is the streets of singapore and in sport find out why this shot from onon left tiger woods at the pga challenge in california, those details coming up. ♪ 27 people have been arrested in singapore after the worst riot in more than 40 years, two police vehicles were set a light after they hit and
FOX News
Dec 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
communication with mexican officials. now, officials at the international atomic energy agency, which is the u.n.'s nuclear watchdog group, are also involved in this investigation and they say there are more than 100 incidents of theft regarding radioactive materials reported to their agency every single year. bret. >> casey stegal, thank you. >>> the u.n. involved in another case saying there is growing evidence that syrian president bashir al assad and senior officials have been involved in war crimes and crimes against humanity. the complex dynamics in syria have the u.s. trying to talk peace with what is literally the lesser of two evils. good evening, katherine. >> reporter: the national security council staff and the intelligence agencies are referring all questions about the u.s. government's contacts with syria to the state department where today a spokesperson tries to play down direct talks as old news. >> we've been engaging with the broad section for a long time. it's been ongoing. of course we're incredibly concerned about the terrorist threat in syria. we've made that very clear. t
FOX News
Dec 6, 2013 3:00pm PST
exchange, there was a moment of silence. at the u.n. general assembly, diplomats paused. former u.n. secretary-general kofi annan caused nelson mandela a courageous voice. the uk prime minister called him a hero of all-time, as a predecessor stressed his practicality. >> he understood politics. this is something important to stress. i always thought he was a very shrewd politician. >> reporter: the body of mandela was transported to a military morgue. there will be a national day of prayer on sunday. a memorial at a huge soccer stadium on tuesday. and buried the following sunday in his home village. in attendance will be president obama and first lady michelle obama. former president george bush and laura and former president clinton and hillary. clinton sat down today and recalled mandela's long years in prison. >> i said, tell me how this changed you. how did you give up 27 of the best years of your life and come out a better than than you went in. he said i realized they could take everything from me except my mind and my heart. those things i would have to give them. he said, i
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 9:00am PST
hostage? after the break, we're going to ask former u.s. ambassador to the u.n. and north korea troubleshooter bill richardson for his take. and you can't fight city hall, local officials tell one pint-size entrepreneur she can't sell mistletoe but she's welcome to, get this, beg. here's what she thought of that suggestion. >> the pins approximaterinciple need to start working hard. it's not applying themselves. >> and a hot story for all of you in the holiday season. a scarred childhood leads him to devote his life in helping children in need. you'll meet him later on in this show. life with crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis is a daily game of "what if's". what if my abdominal pain and cramps end our night before it even starts? what if i eat the wrong thing? what if? what if i suddenly have to go? what if? but what if the most important question is the one you're not asking? what if the underlying cause of your symptoms is damaging inflammation? for help getting the answers you need, talk to your doctor and visit crohnsandcolitisadvocates.com to connect with a patientadvoc
FOX News
Dec 8, 2013 9:00am PST
. a team of u.n. nuclear inspectors are visiting a heavy water production plant in iran that the country agreed to open to inspectors as part of the agreement that was made last month. all of this comes as president obama and iranian president hassan rouhani both defended that interim deal with iran that calls for the country to cap the amount of uranium enrichment in exchange for a bit of easing of the sanctions it was facing. president obama says the u.s. needs to see if the deal with iran will work out and gives it a 50/50 chance. critics say that is too big a risk. >> in the pacific, china said we want it, so now south korea is doing it, expanding its air defense zone. the country responding to recent actions by china that decided to suddenly expand their zone over those disputed islands in the east china sea. now the new development is sparking concerns over a possible broader project in the region. the zone would include two small islands along with a rock that's been submerged and is part of the dispute with beijing. >> this morning our thoughts and prayers are with billy graham a
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm PST
world braced for the world of mr. mandela's passing. world leaders from president obama to the u.n. secretary general, ban ki-moon, offered prayers and remembrances. but mr. mandela held on this summer. by the time of his 95th birthday on july 18th, with crowds gathered outside his hotel room to sing to him, to celebrate his life, mr. mandela was described by then as responding to treatment and his doctors said he was steadily improving. by august, mr. mandela was breathing normally. and although he was still battling the lung infection that had hospitalized him in the first place, in august, he was -- excuse me, on the first of september, he was discharged from the hospital, so that he can continue to receive intensive care at home, in johannesburg. after he died at his home today in johannesburg, his home there is where south africans have gathered tonight to pay their respects. joining us now is nbc news africa correspondent, rohit, thank you very much for being with us. what can you tell us just about the scene where you are and the reaction there? >> reporter: well, rachel, a
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am EST
1600 groups in the colony and u.n. improved an increase to 6,000. another attack in iraq as violence escalates and a car bomb exploded outside of a cafe in the northeast region killing 11 people and explosions on sunday killed 39 and injured more than 120. most of those attacks happened on busy commercial streets. u.n. says 8,000 iraqis have been killed this year. drone strikes and taliban were the topics today during high-level meetings in pakistan and chuck hagel met with sharif and the army chief and this is the first since the tirade that killed bin laden in 2011 and he flew and met with troops but not the president and hamid karzai is refusing to sign before the year's end. they are backing the afghan counterparts decision for the deal and karzai met in tehran sunday with rohani and calling for trade and security and they opposed the presence of troops in afghanistan, the only country asking karzai not to sign the security deal. the security agreement would secure billions of dollars afghanistan needs to boost economy but in limbo the currency is falling and as al jazeera jayne
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am EST
.s. military is the strongest in the world. u.s. and n.a.t.o. leaders are meeting in bruls -- brussels hoping to percade hamid karzai to sign. keeping u.s. military troops past 2014. after a second day of talks, paul joins us. >> n.a.t.o. officials meet with afghan's foreign minister. could we be closer to a signature. >> i think the principal you have to think of when you talk about these meetings, is like an apple press. you tighten the pressure in the hope that the juice flows. there's a blockage in the pipeline. it is hamid karzai. he's not willing to sign the bilateral agreement. even john kerry will not speculate as to why he will not sign it. hamid karzai at the moment says no. susan rice went to kabul, he said no. as john kerry says on tuesday here in brussels, there are some 50 nations who are part of the effort to stablilize afghanistan. they have budgetary cycles, planning cycles, and you don't turn off military cycles like this. there has to be planning involved. n.a.t.o. says it needs the signature before the end of the year. n.a.t.o. officials said any signature will do. hamid k
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 6:00am EST
under nelson mandela in the first democratic cabinet. as u.n. ambassador and foreign minister, it was his task to publicly defend the yisent of nelson mandela and other political opponents. privately he maintains he lobbied for nelson mandela's release. >> in 1982 i submitted a memorandum prepared by my department. and to the effect that nelson mandela ought to be released. we were making a bigger martyr of you every day stays in prison. that is international. and status. would be growing to an extent where he would not be able to handle it. eight years later nelson mandela became a free man. here you had a man who spent 27 years in prison and the day he was released. he displayed the - he displayed the cuban and energy to the person. who has been a president before. amazing what this idea, in the minds of people and for that matter, into world affairs. >> and central to the success of the process, that led to a peaceful transfer of power, was nelson mandela's insistence that there need be no losers, that all could win. >> we were not capitulating. you do not capitulate and
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 2:00pm EST
madeleine albright, former secretary of state and u.s. ambassador to the u.n. dr. albright. [applause] >> sandy berger former national security advisor to president clinton. sandy. [applause] >> leon fuerth, former national security advisor to vice president gore. [applause] >> nancy soderberg, former deputy national security advisor to president clinton. [applause] >> and general wesley clark, former supreme allied commander europe and director of strategic plans and policy for the joint chiefs of staff. general clark. [applause] >> i would also like to recognize the director of the clinton library. thank you. [applause] >> joseph, the director of the cia information management services. [applause] >> skip rutherford, the dean of the clinton school of public service. [applause] >> bruce lindsey, the chairman of the board of the clinton foundation. [applause] >> forward slash future of transportation rodney slater. [applause] >> and governor jim guy tucker. [applause] >> it is now my pleasure to introduce dr. john gannon. dr. gannon served as the deputy director for intelligence at th
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 2:00pm PST
the tributes after ban ki-moon, the u.n. secretary general speaks, the tribute by foreign dignitaries, then the president of the united states, barack obama, followed by the leaders of brazil, china and india and then cuba. raul castro. they will all be on this little stage, this little area in front of 90,000 people who have gathered in the soccer stadium so there could be a moment where president obama and raul castro may shake hands, may talk, who knows. >> be interesting to watch if they shake hands. that was the big thing, the gore people wanted no physical contact or substantive communications because of the relationship between the two countries. obviously, you can get as close as we are at an event like that and we will see what happens. you watch something like that. for the former presidents to be together, you know this because you have been at big events, the opening of presidential libraries here at home, the king hussain funeral, you had a group like that. the pope john paul ii funeral, you had several presidents together. it's a security challenge, number one, then the
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 4:00am EST
and supported the capacity of the civilian side, both the government and the u.n. to set up land and sea bridges to help clear the roads so that we were able to wrap up the military engagement and bring forward the longer term civilian ability to ensure that the delivery were able to continue. lo jiggics were the number one focus. followed by three key priorities. emergency shelter, water sanitation, and food. there were about a million homes destroyed by the storm. we air lifted right away heavy duty plastic sheeting to the philippines that -- contribute temporary shelters. the water supply were ranched. the system were down. we focused on provision of clean water, chlorine tablet, and very quickly worked to get it up and running with the support to unreceive and by the time i was there. that was already providing 100% the water for the municipal area. the philippines government and the international community continued to -- spornd to the health concerns. there are nearly 200 health teams on the ground now and more than 2,000 children have been immunized. and withstanding water trapped in the
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 12:35am EST
who is the u.n. special repertoire on counterterrorism announced they're going to look at the whole information gathering by the u.s. and the uk. he's going to summarize it. he said it's the role of the free press to hold the government to account and some of the questions from the -- that regarded the investigation and he was on the front of the tabloid newspapers joining that. are you welcoming the u.n. investigation into this issue about -- the whole issue of gathering all of this information and the extent of it? >> absolutely. we had a long and tortured debate about levinson. and during that debate, we heard repeated assurances from all three party leaders that the -- that the politicians would not interfere in the press. and it seems to me at the very first hurdle, parliament is in danger of falling in that. as i say, i could earlier the -- the general counsel of the nsa, so this is not else inially a friend of all journalists, he's a full-time guy saying, of course, we didn't want this stuff in the public domain. and i perfectly understood why intelligence agencies want to ke
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 9:00am PST
2011. a u.n. fact finding team has found what it calls massive evidence that the highest levels of the syrian government are responsible for war crimes, and crimes against humanity. >> the u.n. report also blames the rebels for committing war crimes. and they point to the fact that the majority of syrian victims have been killed and wounded by conventional weapons and not chemical ones. >> to finds out how you can help those affected by this civil war, check out cnn.com/impact your world. >> let's turn to russia now where moscow's bolshoi ballet has long represented grace and culture but a horrific attack happened that sounds more like a tragic play and the drama that's played out more like an opera than ballet. a dancer and two others charged with throwing acid in the face of the bolshoi's artistic director. sergei filin. now as atika schubert reports those attackers just found out how much time they're going to serve. >> this is the home of the world famous bowl shoil ballet company and the scene for numerous allegations of corruption and scandal that will unfolded over the co
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